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Does this sound familiar:

“My doctor told me at my last physical that I’ve lost a quarter of an inch in my height! Am I shrinking?!”

Loss of height is a common occurrence for both men and women as they age. It happens as the spine (upper back) bends excessively, leading to a forward shifting of the posture, and thereby decreasing a person’s vertical height measurement.

Dowager’s hump, the more informal name for hyperkyphosis, is a type of scoliosis. The upper back and neck become noticeably rounded, giving the person a hunched-over appearance. In women, this is almost always a sign of advanced osteoporosis.

As you can imagine, this is an uncomfortable affliction. The spinal bones have been tightly compressed in such a way that nerve function is hampered.

Chiropractic Can Help!

What if we told you that instead of invasive medical treatments or reliance on pain medication, that chiropractic could help you with this problem?

Spinal adjustments do wonderful things for your posture. By using gentle corrective adjustments over time, as well as spinal rehab exercises done at home, large spinal curves can be reduced, and you may regain your lost height! No more shrinking!

What’s more, allowing increased nerve function gives your body the freedom to function as it should. Think of how good you feel after your upper back and neck have been adjusted. Pain is reduced, if not removed completely. You stand straighter. You are less likely to hunch in your chair at work, or over your steering wheel as you drive. That’s the power of chiropractic at work.

If you have a loved one who’s been noticing a difference in their height, come see us at Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic today. Aging should be a gift, not a burden. Let us help keep you healthy, happy and walking tall!

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